Thursday, March 31, 2011

~~ Cherry Sweet ~~

Good morning Y'all! This is a lil Thank You card for Vivi, over on the Cricut Message Board.She was kind enough to send me ( all the way from Costa Rica ! ) a pretty card and some card making goodies...woohooo! I used From my Kitchen for the cherries and I have no idea which cart I used to weld Cherry together with, not do I remember where sweet came from. I'm tellin ya, these "Golden years" aren't what they are cracked up to be !!! lol My memory is horrible !

Anyway, did a lil inking and popping and punching. The pink mat is part of a pack , that included the scalloped mats as well as the rectangle mats in a coordinating color. They sure do come in handy! Thanks for taking a look see....Dan and I are off to the lake and I sure hope the Crappie are biting!!! Have a great weekend !!! xoxo Joy

Hi Y'all. I made some more dogwood blossoms, this time using the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch. I used my pinking shears to snip the centers to make them look authentic.Inked the edges with red.The back layer is a heavier vellum and the top layer is the sheer vellum.The eggs and cross are from the Easter 2010 cart.I also used the MS Trellis punch. Added some pretty crinkle ribbon, made by the MB's very own, Sentimental Scrapper!! Added a button and Memory Thread and spritzed the entire card. I distressed the edges of the top mat and inked it with Tim Holtz tea dye ink. Oh and the corners are a punch as well, by EKSuccess.Thanks for taking a peek !!! xoxo Joy

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

~~~ Shaped Easter Egg ~~~

Hi Y'all !! I made a shaped card !! Wooohoooo! Diane on the Cricut Message Board, inspired me to make one and I don't know if I want to thank her or cuss her ! lol I used Easter 2010 for the chick, grass and eggs, Country Life for her...Sunday go to Meeting hat....and Just Because for her wing. Did lots of inking and popping , added lots of pearls, added the ribbon and cute lil flower button and ran Memory Thread thru it. I'm going to enter this in My Craft Spot's challenge this week.The only requirement is to put a bow on your project! Thanks for stopping by !!!

xoxo Joy

Monday, March 28, 2011

~~~ Easter Blessings ~~~

Hi Y'all. Whenever I think of Easter, I always think of the Dogwood tree. Driving to and from the lake is a wonderful experience this time of year.The woods are bursting with blooms as the Dogwoods and the wild Wisteria paint the hills and lake side with color! That beautiful sight inspired me to create this card. I used 50 States for the Dogwood blossom, but it really didn't look like any Dogwood that I had ever seen, so I snipped the middle of each petal and then inked it with a dark red ink. I made the flowers using a soft pink Vellum. I guess it's a type of vellum,( It's sold right next to it at Hobby Lobby ) its not as sheer as the vellum I have worked with before, but it is soooo pretty! I did add one layer of the sheer vellum to the flowers. I used a hole punch for the centers and then added tiny gold beads.I used Camp Out for the branch as well as the weathered wood. It's the sign on that cart, but I used it so symbolize the cross that Jesus was crucified on. You can read the Legend of the Dogwood, below. Thanks for taking a peek....God Bless !! xoxo Joy

The Legend of the Dogwood

At the time of the crucifixion,the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross.To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the dogwood.While nailed upon it, Jesus sensed this, and in his compassion said."Because of your pity for my suffering,never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enoughto be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, and twisted,and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross–two long and two short petals. "In the center of the outer edge of each petal will be the print of nails. In the center of the flower,stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns so that all who see it will remember."

~~~ Mama Chick and Babies ~~~

Good morning Y'all !! I have been on a Chick kick! I started this card at the lake and finally got around to finishing it.I used Easter 2010 for the large chick and Happy Easter, My Community for the smaller chicks.Country Life for the hill, Create a Critter for the tulips. Lots of inking, doodlin and popping. The scalloped mat is from a card pack that I bought at Michaels. Thanks for stopping by !!! xoxo Joy

Saturday, March 26, 2011

~~~ Another Sailor Chick ~~~

Hi Y'all !! I made a card similar to this a few weeks ago and since I was at the lake, decided to make a lil boy sailor card. I used oh so many carts to pull this card together with and they are as follows:

Easter 2010 ...Chick

Paper Doll Dress Up...Sailor hat

Create a Critter...Pond

Just Because...Sun

New Arrival...Sail boat

Stretch your Imagination...Scalloped Frame

and I have no idea which cart the grass came from. All I can say is thank goodness for my Gypsy!!!

Thanks for taking a peek !!! Have a great weekend !

~~~ Hoppy Birthday ~~~

Good morning Y'all !!! Dan and I got back from then lake yesterday and while I was gone, I found some Mojo! I used the Sweethearts cart for the large frog and Paper Doll Dress Up for the smaller, hoppin frogs.I welded Hoppy together and Birthday came from the Create a Critter cart and I think the cake did as well. I used Stretch Your Imagination for the scalloped frame and thats just what I did... I stretched the frame to just the size I wanted, using my Gypsy. Thanks for taking a peek!!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

~~~ Sugared Easter Egg ~~~

Happy Hump Day !! Do Y'all remember those sugared Easter eggs we used to get in our baskets and they had lil scenes inside?? This is my take on those sugary creations. I used the Easter 2010 cart for the eggs, grass, bow and bunny rabbit and Doodlecharms for the basket.The bunny has 3 layers, on top of the shadow layer.Some of you that know my work, know that I LOVE layers. It adds so much dimension. I seldom if ever glue 1 layer down on card stock. I have had comments made about embossing patterned paper. Yep, I do that too, for dimension. As subtle as it is, it still adds depth. The large scalloped egg is 3 layers, glued together and then popped, using foam dots, on top of yet another layer. I glittered the egg with a fine glitter and added "Icing" all along the scallop, using pearlized Polymark fabric paint. I added some vellum flowers and punched leaves.I thought that the corners needed a lil something, so I used a hole punch to punch out 4 tiny dots and placed them under clear rain dots. I usually only buy clear rain dots and use this technique to make them any color I want ! Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek !!! xoxo Joy

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

~~~ Easter Chick ~~~

Good morning!! I noticed that BBTB2 was having a challenge, using the Chick from the Easter 2010 cart ( any cart actually) and I decided to play along. The chick, eggs, rick rack and grass are from the Easter cart and the sailor hat and collar are from Paper Doll Dress Up. I did a lil inking and popping, added some vellum flowers that I punched out, some bling and the corners were punched as well. I embossed the background paper and called this lil Chickie done !Thanks for stopping by to take a peek !!! xoxo

~~~ Spring Time in Alabama ~~~

Good morning Y'all !! When Dan and I came back from the lake a few weeks ago, I was so excited to see that my daffodils and hyacinths had burst into bloom !! I used Walk in My Garden for the flowers,Indi Art for the clouds,the tree is from Cindy Loo and the robins are from 50 States. Did some inking, doodling and poppin. Just my humble attempt to create the birth of Spring in my yard ! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek !!! xoxo

Welcome to My World

This sight is dedicated to the art of card making....of which I am addicted ! I began making cards a few months before Dan was deployed to Iraq.I wanted to make sure he had a new card to open every day, so I used BlueMountian.Co and created him 2 months worth of cards !About a year ago I saw that famous infomercial for a little bug called a Cricut.Well, after watching it numerous times, I HAD to have it...and I ordered it!!!Then I found the Cricut Message Board and I hit pay dirt!!! I was, and still am so inspired by some of the talented women on that board!I have to give them credit for making me the card maker that I am today!!!
Thank you ladies, from the bottom of my heart!
I hope you enjoy looking at my cards, as much as I enjoy making them!!!